Tracy Hucul, Executive Director of the Green Action Centre
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The environment is the most pressing issue of our time. Green Action Centre takes a positive, practical approach to environmental issues by providing solutions to help Winnipeggers live green at home, work and school. Our programs focus on healthy transportation, sustainable living, and waste reduction.

It’s promising to watch the momentum for our social enterprise, Compost Winnipeg, grow. We collect organic waste from businesses and residents across the city, actively diverting that waste from the landfill. We are eager to get more Winnipeggers composting and taking other actions to address climate change.”

Tracy Hucul, Green Action Centre Executive Director

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Citizen Priorities

SUSTAINABILITY

  1. Decrease waste through more recycling and composting programs
  2. Increase and preserve urban parks and natural green spaces
  3. Maintain a healthy watershed

GREEN ECONOMY

  1. Improve options for alternative energy
  2. Increase production and access to locally grown food
  3. Address density and land use issues

GETTING AROUND

  1. Expand and enhance bus systems
  2. Improve affordability of public transit
  3. Improve awareness and promote year-round sustainable transportation options

COMPOSTING

66.9%

of Winnipeggers compost yard waste

30.2%

of Winnipeggers compost kitchen waste
SOURCE: STATISTICS CANADA, 2015

COMMUTING TO WORK

0
%
DRIVE A CAR, TRUCK, VAN
0
%
TRANSIT
0
%
PASSENGER IN A CAR, TRUCK, VAN
0
%
WALK
0
%
BIKE
0
%
OTHER
SOURCE: STATISTICS CANADA, 2011

DIVE DEEPER INTO VITAL SIGNS

The Winnipeg’s Vital Signs® 2017 report identifies significant needs and trends by combining research with the results of surveys, in which community members provided insights on issue areas critical to quality of life in Winnipeg.

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River City 360 is The Winnipeg Foundation’s one-hour radio program on 93.7 CJNU FM.